Baby needs a new pair of shoes…NOT APPROVED!
Posted by keithosaunders on February 17, 2011
These days budget cuts are all the rage in Washington D.C. The new sexy talking point around the beltway is ‘cutting spending.’ All that money flushed down the toilet on needless programs like college aid, job training, and the EPA will finally be saved.
Funny thing, though. When George Bush was in office I didn’t read one word about cutting spending. He couldn’t spend money fast enough. Under his regime we saw an enormous expansion of government — two wars and the creation of the bureaucratic black hole that is homeland security. The tax cuts for the rich made it certain that we would go into massive debt. It was the go-go aughties, however, and everyone knew that real estate prices would continue to go up for the rest of time. Taxes? We didn’t need any stinkin’ taxes!
But I have to hand it to the Republicans. They always manage to outmaneuver the Democrats. They stay two steps ahead at all times. When they were in power they spent money like drunken sailors. By the time the Democrats got in there was only one thing to do: Cut spending.
With the massive poverty and the harm to our infrastructure that will result from these cuts guess which party is going to take the blame? This clears the way for the next Republican administration and the spending can begin anew.